I started out last week with the best of intentions, but I didn’t meet many of my goals. This leads me to believe that I’m better off not setting any. Kidding.
I did get through quite a bit last week. I got through a rough draft of my novel outline and started a bit of writing. However, I’ve already taken a step back to revisit the outline. It needs more, and I think I need to run it by a dearfriendwhoshouldhaveherownblogbecauseshe’ssofunnyandreadsover100booksperyear*.
Other accomplishments of late? Mayorships and badges galore on foursquare! Go, me.
4 thoughts on “Best way to meet a goal?…don’t set one.”
Pffft, it’s simple. Just move the goal posts.
However, Iâ€™ve already taken a step back to revisit the outline. It needs more, and I think I need to run it by…
Kristabelle, am I cat sensing self-doubt or even…um..timidty about putting your heart and soul out there in print? Yes, structure is important but a too highly structured book is a text book. This cat would love to read some musings here. Simple lines that will give pratice to you and the rest of us who join in. Share with us.
Not so much timid as trying to learn from my mistakes. I have two 50k word rough drafts that I wouldn’t even take out at night let alone during the day. They are that bad. I wrote them using the “pants” (by the seat of my pants) method, no outline, just a word count goal. I’m trying to avoid that this time. I have to try the structured approach and see how it works.
Practice spelling too.
Oo,oo,bring out your rough drafts for Halloween!? Puleeze!?
Meant no offense with the timid remark, just trying to fill in the blanks. It’s frustrating for me to feel your frustration. The more you explain the mechanics of what’s going on the more we can make fu…(cough)..suggestions and try to help. Encouragement your way.